Since 1991, I have worked with a variety of nonprofits, specializing in communications. I believe that nonprofits make an important contribution to our communities and, all too often, their stories go unheard. Even worse, the needs of their clients and constituents go unnoticed – communications can help change that.
My services include communications and campaign planning, implementation of strategic channels to reach the planning goals, and production of communications tools – websites, e-communications, social media, research reports, annual reports, video production, and fundraising letters – as well as grant proposal and report writing.
Most recently I served as Director of Foundation Relations & Communications at Advancement Project, a public policy change organization rooted in the civil rights movement, and continue to work with them in a consulting capacity. Previously, I served as Director of Communications at Southern California Grantmakers where I oversaw organizational marketing and produced numerous pieces for 140 grantmaking members. Before that, I was Deputy Director of Development at the Liberty Hill Foundation. Committed to social change in Los Angeles, the Liberty Hill Foundation relied heavily on communications to both raise funds for grantmaking programs and to shape public opinion on issues as diverse as environmental justice and education reform.
I have also served as the Managing Editor of the California Association of Nonprofits’ Alert newsletter, providing cutting-edge information and resources for nonprofit managers statewide. In 1994, I started the employment newsletter Opportunity NOCs (also known as Nonprofit Directions) and went on to become the Manager of Communications at the Center for Nonprofit Management.
I have taught seminars and workshops at the Center for Nonprofit Management, the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership, the Riordan Volunteer Leadership Development Program and the California Association of Nonprofits’ annual conference.
A native of Southern California, I earned a MA from UCLA in Critical Studies in Film & Television in 1991, and a BA from CSU Northridge in Film and Television.